Festival talks by Adam Zamoyski

77. NAPOLEON: THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH

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‘What a novel my life has been!’ exclaimed Napoleon – but he wrote much of it himself. A masterful and shameless manipulator of myths, he created a narrative that still inspires passionate and conflicting responses. Was he a god-like genius, Romantic avatar, megalomaniac monster or just a nasty little dictator? Adam Zamoyski will argue that he was none of these and will present a more human, more understandable and far more interesting Napoleon.

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